A million-dollar “Build Your Own Ball” inauguration package has been picked up by a business owner in Fairfax, Va. He’s also booked $600,000 worth of additional services–all to allow scores of disadvantaged people to experience the inauguration.
The Anglican Scotist is among those sick of listening to conservatives blather that the Episcopal Church does not take Scripture seriously. Some of us think that they have latched on to this issue to persuade themselves that their desire to leave the Episcopal Church is driven by something greater than their distaste for homosexuals. The Scotist takes a more academic approach.
Bishop Charles E. Jenkins III of Louisiana, saying he has struggled with the emotional trauma caused by the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2009. In a letter to the diocese, Jenkins, 57, wrote, “This move is based on issues of health and a concern for the mission strategy of the diocese.”
Fifty-five percent of respondents favored legally sanctioned unions or partnerships, while 39 percent supported marriage rights. Both figures are notably higher than in 2004, when 40 percent backed the former and 33 percent approved of the latter
While the state will not allow us to officially marry same-sex couples, we believe the same blessing ceremony afforded to men and women should be afforded to same-sex couples.